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PMHA prepares itself for possible lawsuit

The board of the Penticton Minor Hockey Association has authorized spending up to $25,000 to deal with a legal situation. Directors approved the funds at a closed meeting in November. Minutes from that session state only that the cash is to “further the investigation of a current legal matter.”

According to PMHA president Bruce Judd, the money has been set aside in case a lawsuit results from an injury allegedly received by a player  at a tournament here in October. The bantam-aged player from Mission allegedly suffered a spleen injury in a game and spent several days recovering at Penticton Regional Hospital. “We’ve never had any money put away in case of legal situations,” Judd said. “We might not even have to use it.”

Silver for Margetts

Penticton’s Matt Margetts placed third in the men’s half pipe event at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary Jan. 3. Margetts scored 82.6 points, while Vernon’s Justin Dorey won the event with a score of 87.2. In moguls, Penticton’s Andi Naude placed fourth in the World Cup mogul circuit in Calgary on Jan. 4 at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park.

Athletic club program

Spitfires Kids Athletic Club is starting its winter programs on Jan. 13. They will be offering boxing, kickboxing and self-defence to children ages six to 12. Kids are welcome to come out to any of the four weekly classes and try it for free and then take advantage of lower rates and new monthly unlimited class options. Visit their website at for more information on pricing.

Soccer registraion

Pinnacles FC has an early registration deadline for spring soccer. This will be at the Adidas Sportsplex located at 550 Eckhardt Ave. W. on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for mini and youth ages five to 18.

Kripps in top 10

Summerland’s Justin Kripps, a second-year bobsled pilot on the World Cup, matched a career best with an eighth-place tie during a World Cup event in Winterberg, Ger. Kripps’s crew finished in one minute, 50 seconds on Jan. 4. “We are definitely making a name for ourselves as a top-10 team and I’m really happy about that,” said Kripps in a release.

“I’m confident in my driving, but I feel that I can be more consistent in putting two good runs together instead of a good one and an okay one sometimes.  For us to take the next big step into the top-six we need to push a little faster and throw down two solid runs, and if we do that we’ll be right in there.” The next day, Kripps’ team dropped out of the top-10, placing 11th.

Peaches Lingerie opens year with win

Penticton Peaches Lingerie female hockey team started 2014 off right with a win against Kamloops 5-1 in house league action. Lena Madevon scored a hat trick, while Katherine Huston and Sydney Garnett rounded out the scoring. Assists were collected by Garnett with two, Madevon, Haley Lund, Huston and Emily Trupp. Scoring for Kamloops was Brandy Reimer with an assist from Sydney Harris

Penticton dart standings

The Smokin Aces have maintained their first-place lead in the Penticton and District Dart Association standings after week 14. The Smokin Aces scored seven points Monday to bump their season total to 80. In second, also scoring seven points, is the Anaf Wreckers with 72 points. In third, scoring seven points, are the Best Damn Sports Bar 1 with 70 points. In fourth and fifth place, respectively among 20 teams, are Clancey’s Snipers with 67 points and the Barley Mill Dart Bags with 56 points.




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